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Scientific Name: Trachyspermum ammi (L.) Sprague
Collector: J.E.T. Aitchison
Uses: Fruits (Ajowan, omum) are stimulant, antispasmodic, tonic and arminative, administered in flatulence, atonic dyspepsia,and diarrhoea, and also often recommended in cholera. Ajowan is used for relaxed sore throat and bronchitis and is a common ingredient of cough mixtures. A paste of crushed fruits is applied to the abdomen externally for relief from colic. It shows antibiotic activity and is used in lotions and ointments applied for checking chronic d